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Structural Engineering overview

At USQ, we believe in fostering knowledge and skills so that our students can follow their dream career paths and enter into rewarding careers that are essential parts of today’s society. Structural engineering is one of the most crucial industries of our modern world. In the event of a disaster such as a flood, fire or earthquake, you would like to be sure that the building or structure that may be protecting you is safe.

Structural engineering courses prime an engineer to effectively design the framework of buildings, towers, bridges, tunnels and other structures to ensure they are strong, resilient and safe. Structural Engineers incorporate innovative designs, complex modelling software and new technologies such as fibre composite materials as part of their work. 

The ability to undertake study both on-campus or online — or even a combination of the two — at USQ will give you the flexibility you need to efficiently and conveniently foster your passion for structural engineering. There’s no better place to study structural engineering courses in Australia.  

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What is structural engineering?

Structural engineering is an engineering and infrastructure planning discipline that focuses on designing, constructing, and maintaining artificial structures — including buildings, towers, bridges, dams, tunnels, and more. Structural engineering is a vital part of modern society that focuses on supervising the growth of modern infrastructure, with a heavy focus on safety and sustainability.

What do structural engineers do?

Structural engineers are involved in designing, constructing, and maintaining structures.  The nature of this work means there will be opportunity to connect with industry professionals study as architects, builders, and other engineers in chemical, mechanical and electrical disciplines. Structural engineers play a crucial role in developing and maintaining modern infrastructure for important things like economic growth and safety management.

At USQ, our inclusive and supportive study environment will help grow your skill set to carry you effectively into your structural engineering career of choice. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate on projects with builders, architects, and other engineers in mechanical, electrical and chemical disciplines. As a structural engineer, you will be able to enter a career path that excels in the designing, planning, and supervising of several structural infrastructure projects, including:

  • buildings
  • towers
  • bridges
  • dams
  • tunnels.
Is structural engineering right for me?

This will depend on our interests. If you are passionate about being involved in a multifaceted industry that fosters economic, infrastructure, and cross-collaborative growth, then structural engineering is perfect for you.

What are the pathways to entry?

We know that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to study pathways. At USQ, we understand that different students have different circumstances and educational contexts. Whether you’ve just finished high school, haven’t studied in a while, have a VET, TAFE, or other relevant qualification, we can help you find the right pathway program to be able to study the right structural engineering degree. If you are unsure which pathway is right for you, you can always  get in touch with us, and we can point you in the right direction.

Why study structural engineering with USQ?

At USQ, our students have access to leading industry tools, knowledge and teaching, giving you the knowledge you need to succeed. If you are passionate about structural engineering, USQ's commitment to flexibility, inclusiveness and community will ensure you're supported all the way. Whether you want to study an undergraduate or postgraduate engineering course online or on campus, you’ll find the right degree program for you.

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